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The Young Water Professionals movement comes to Bath

For someone at the start of their career in water, the University of Bath was the place to be in April as it hosted a total of 260 young water professionals across three events.

Physics undergrad has paper published in scientific journal

A paper co-authored by physics student, Joey Tindall, has been published in the scientific journal, Physics Letters B.

Skills & global value chains: a story of winners & losers

Professor Hugh Lauder writes for the IPR blog about the OECD's newest instalment of its Skills Outlook series.

Immigration advice sessions for EU and international staff

Discuss your concerns about the UK leaving the EU with a specialist immigration law firm and watch a presentation about residency and citizenship.

Images of Research: Vote today

Last chance to vote for your favourite image - exhibition in The Edge closes Wed

Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry have uncovered the mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air, paving the way for a solution.

Practical implications of basic income

The Institute for Policy Research analyses how basic income could affect people’s motivation to work

Meet TBR's chassis manager

Oli Cartlidge joined Team Bath Racing in his first year & is now leading the manufacture of the chassis

Rail changes - Chip'm, Swindon, Bristol: 27-29 May & 10-11 Jun

Network Rail will be undertaking work in the Swindon area to prepare for their new trains which enter service later this year.

The Know-Show: interactive exhibition in The Edge till 10 Jun

The Edge galleries play host to events and exhibits exploring the ways knowledge is distributed in society.

Times Red Box podcast featuring Charlie Lees

In search of the Lib Dem fight back

Developing the next generation of solar cells at Oxford PV

Oliver Weber (CSCT postgrad) is working with scientists and engineers at Oxford Photovoltaics, a start-up company spun out from Oxford University research that aims to scale up and commercialise perovskite solar cells (so named for the crystal structure of the absorber material).

Marine acoustic imaging: Thu 25 May

New challenges in marine acoustic imaging: Workshop to generate discussion & new collaborations

Celebrating women in STEM

Our special day, held as part of our 50th, also highlighted the need for more women to enter STEM

A Welsh student’s perspective on uni life in Bath

Callie, who is from South Wales and currently in her second year studying Biology, gives an insight into university life, and the misconceptions she had before she came.

Targeted exercise programme can dramatically cut injuries in youth rugby

A major new study from our Department for Health with the RFU highlights the dramatic effect of a new exercise protocol on injury prevention in rugby.

Bath one of two UK unis to feature in THE's tech challenger list

The 55 institutions in the Times Higher Education list have been selected because of their innovative and pioneering approaches to research collaboration and funding.

Images of Research winners 2017

A packed event showcased the strength & diversity of research taking place across the University

Why Latin America has not yet fallen out with left-wing politics

Juan Pablo Ferrero, Lecturer in Latin American Studies, and Daniela Bressa Florentin (SPS) co-author an article for The Conversation

Conference spotlights HE’s role in global social transformation

In a world wrestling with challenging social and economic problems and increasing inequalities, university leaders and researchers gathered at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, to discuss how business schools and higher education can contribute to the wellbeing of everyone, embracing excluded groups.

Why daredevil climbing videos give you sweaty palms

Nathalia Gjersoe, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, writes for The Conversation.

Ranked in top 5 in Guardian Guide 2018

Bath has risen five places from tenth last year & is the highest ranked university in the south west

Bath PhD researcher talks about serving as Magistrate

Nicky Stubbs (SPS) was just 19 when he was sworn in, making him then the youngest magistrate in the country.

A trip to Parliament for Voice of the Future 2017

Caitlin Taylor (CSCT) attended an event, organised by the Royal Society of Biology, which allows young scientists and researchers to ask questions to MPs and select committees.

Radio 4 Today live from The Edge

Bath honorary graduate Justin Webb presented BBC Radio 4's flagship programme from campus on Monday

Macron’s daunting to-do list

France's new President needs to unite a nation, form a government and reform Europe

Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof Stephen Cotgrove

Cotgrove was described as a dominating figure in British Sociology during the 60's and 70's

Stephen Cotgrove, an appreciation, by Harry Collins FBA, Distinguished Research Professor, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Stephen Cotgrove was a dominating figure in British sociology in the 1960 and 70s

Images of Research winners 2017

The winners of Images of Research 2017, were announced at a packed event in the Chancellors’ Building showcasing the strength and diversity of research taking place across the University.

Prof Saiful Islam wins Chemistry Award 2017

Professor Saiful Islam is the Royal Society of Chemistry Peter Day Award winner for 2017

Researchers win big at Three Minute Thesis

PhD students Kasia Smug and Emma Sackville impressed the judges by explaining their research

Biochemistry PhD student wins science competition FameLab

Alex Lathbridge was one of the ten scientists to qualify for FameLab UK’s Grand Final in April at the Science Museum in London

Bath appoints new Director of Finance

Martin Williams is 'delighted to be given this opportunity' and will take up the post in August

Volunteering Awards 2017

On Thursday 4 May the annual Volunteering Awards were held at the Claverton Rooms to celebrate the achievements of our volunteering groups, RAG and V Team

Team Bath Racing Electric look forward to Silverstone 2017

Stefano Dallavalle tells us about being Project Manager of Team Bath Racing Electric

The Milner Centre for Evolution building update

Welcome to the monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution project

Summer ball east car park - part closure: Fri 2 June

A section of the East Car Park will be closed off from 18:00 on Friday 2 June

'Licence Violation' telephone message

Festival success, a thank you

Plaudits have continued to come in from many directions for Saturday’s University of Bath Festival

University hosts special overseas guests

The University hosted two special guests last week from Stellenbosch University with whom Bath is partnered

The nuts and bolts of managing people: Tue 27 June

An introduction for all new line managers on the responsibilities and processes involved in managing people at the University

Our most successful year at Lovelace Colloquium

Five female students from the Department of Computer Science have been awarded prizes at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium

Participate in Radio 4 Today live at the University: May 15

Monday's R4 Today Programme will come live from campus.

General election hustings: Wed 24 May

The University and Students’ Union is hosting hustings to which all candidates are being invited.

Podcast: From Micelles to Materials

Karen Edler's research looks at ways to make materials that make themselves

Cardiovascular Research PhD Training: 18 May

Learn about the clinical side of cardiovascular research at this free one day training event

From Brexit to European renewal

The IPR has published a report on Brexit and the future of Europe by Professor Graham Room

Introduction to Windows 10: Wed 17 May

This course is available to staff and postgraduates who would like to learn more about using Windows 10

The legacy of the Treaties of Rome

The Historical Archives of the European Union is organising a travelling exhibition based on archival documents

Royal visit for Bath’s young engineers

The University of Bath welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex to Bath to meet aspiring young engineers

How to participate in psychological studies

Our staff and research students run many projects and experiments throughout the year

Prof Saiful Islam wins Royal Society of Chemistry award

Professor Saiful Islam, from the Department of Chemistry, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Peter Day Award winner for 2017.

University of Bath interfaith forum UBIF

Pint of Science festival coming to Bath

Pint of Science Bath is brought to you by the University of Bath and is in four venues across the city

Student Sleepout raises £2,200 for Julian House

18 students took part in RAG’s annual Sleepout to raise awareness of homelessness in Bath.

Professor Ivan Graham elected as SIAM UKIE President

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is one of the largest organisations worldwide promoting interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publications and conferences.

Tackling the productivity problem

We're teaming up with four leading engineering organisations to address the problem in the South West

Prof Tony James receives Royal award

Professor Tony James has been awarded a 2017 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

Our Festival: a fantastic celebration of our 50th anniversary

A message from Professor Bernie Morley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost.

Our Festival: thanks for a fantastic day

A message from Professor Bernie Morley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost

Chris Brace discusses the future of diesel

Now that modern diesel engines have cleaned up their act, do they deserve a second chance?

Dame Athene Donald hon degree

The experimental physicist will be talking about her research at Sulis Minerva Day on 11 May

IPR blog: The governance of England in the Union

3-week intensive jazz dance course: starts Mon 8 May

A great way to increase your fitness and flexibility whilst learning something new.

University of Bath Community Festival draws thousands of visitors

Approximately 8,000 people celebrated the University of Bath’s 50th year with a free community festival on the Claverton Down campus today (Saturday 6 May).

Royal visit for Bath’s young engineers

The University of Bath welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex to Bath yesterday (Thursday 4 May 2017) to meet aspiring young engineers and tour the University’s automotive research facilities.

Sascha Kindred CBE awarded hon degree

Kindred received his degree from our Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex, at Bath Assembly Rooms

Bernard Silverman to receive honorary degree: 9 May

Professor Bernard Silverman, was one of the pioneers of Computational Statistics, will be receiving an honorary degree & giving a lecture on Tue 9 May in the Edge

University of Bath and global leaders in engineering to tackle South West’s productivity problem

The University of Bath and four leading engineering organisations are joining forces to address the productivity problem that is hindering business growth in the South West.

Paralympic swimming champion, Sascha Kindred CBE awarded honorary degree

One of Britain’s most successful Paralympic athletes, swimmer Sascha Kindred CBE, has been awarded an honorary degree from the University.

Improving adult skills can help globalisation benefits

In a competitive international environment, providing workers with the right mix of skills can help ensure that globalisation translates into new jobs

How children under pressure can lose confidence

Ya-Hsin Lai, PhD Researcher in Education, writes for The Conversation.

Paralympic swimming legend Sascha Kindred joins Hall of Fame

Seven-times Paralympic swimming champion Sascha Kindred returned to his former training base to be inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport.

“Last African dinosaur” discovered in Moroccan mine

One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern Morocco. A study of the fossil, led by the Milner Centre for Evolution, suggests that following the breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana in the middle of the Cretaceous period, a distinct dinosaur fauna evolved in Africa.

Manuch Soleimani leads two Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Professor Manuch Soleimani from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering will lead projects with Niftylift Ltd and Oil & Gas Measurement Ltd, worth over £450k for a total of five and a half years.

Students heading to Silicon Valley for placement at Cisco

Computer Science students Alistair Thomson and Konstantin Simeonov been selected to take part in the Cisco International Internship Program, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity offered to high-performing students from leading international universities.

From Empire to Brexit Britain: things fall apart

A new post on the IPR blog by Dr Nadine El-Anany from Birckbeck University of London on Brexit and memories of the British Empire.

Our first ever Festival is this Saturday

Chance to celebrate 50 years of achievement & to share all that is remarkable about our University today

Healthy housing for refugees

Collaborative project aims to ease the suffering of refugees living in camps in extreme climates

Get a free health check with our new fasting study

Take part in our health study into the effects of intermittent fasting

Terrific turnaround extends Team Bath Netball's winning run

Team Bath Netball will go into next week’s home match against Wasps on the back of three successive wins after coming from behind to record a hard-fought victory at Surrey Storm on Bank Holiday Monday.

What's on at The Edge in May & June

Cutting-edge visual arts, film, popular science and performance at Bath’s biggest contemporary arts centre; The Edge – open to all.

Tighter building controls and better education needed to achieve government global warming targets

Thousands of new homes, schools and offices may be using much more energy than they should, and the reason is rather unexpected, according to the authors of a new study published by the University of Bath.

HE in China - Catherine Montgomery's inaugural: 11 May

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Catherine Montgomery will discuss China’s policy, partnerships and investment in higher education

Check out our free Public Lectures in May

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All are free unless otherwise stated.

University film scoops Higher Education Oscar

A film produced by Simon Wharf and Roy Maconachie last night picked up a BUFVC Learning on Screen Award at a ceremony held at the British Film Institute.

Lecture by Roy Maconachie - How 'fair' is Fairtrade? 3 May

Senior Lecturer in International Development, Roy Maconachie's research in sub-Saharan Africa explores the social, political and economic aspects of food production and natural resource management, and their relationships to wider societal change.

Trump’s first 100 days trigger political activism

Get the most out of exercise by working out on empty stomach

Exercising on an empty stomach is likely to bring important health benefits in how the body uses stored fat according to a new study from our health researchers.

Matthew Wills: Is macroevolution predictable? 17 May

In his inaugural lecture as Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology, Matthew Wills will explore some possible answers to evolutionary questions.

Academic Assembly meeting: 2 May

Next Tuesday's meeting (12.30pm) will include the Vice-Chancellor’s statutory address

Running effective meetings: Wed 24 May

In this session you will work through some practical steps to ensure future meetings have a purpose, feel collaborative and enable relationships to work.

French Presidential Election: our PoLIS experts in the media

Over the past few days, Drs Nicholas Startin and Aurélien Mondon (PoLIS) have featured in media coverage worldwide and have a busy week ahead, with engagements on both sides of the English Channel.

Bath named best in the South West for the second consecutive year

The University of Bath has been ranked 11th out of 129 UK universities by the Complete University Guide 2018, published today (Wednesday 26 April).

West of England Combined Authority Mayoral Election

There will be a polling station in the Library from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 4 May.

Big step forward in powered ankle prostheses

Andrew Plummer talks about a new prosthetic, developed by Chas A. Blatchford & Sons in collaboration with our Mechanical Engineering researchers,which combines an electric hydraulic system with an intricate pattern of sensors that allow amputees to climb slopes effortlessly and plant one of their feet firmly on the ground without dragging it behind - a common problem for all lower-limb prosthetic wearers.

Macron may win French election but turbulent waters ahead

Dr Susan Milner, Reader in European Politics (PoLIS), writes for London School of Economics blog

Computational Chemistry lecture: Wed 3 May

The University's annual David Parkin lecture will be delivered by Visiting Professor Vicente Moliner.

IPR blog - Great Repeal Bill & devolution: Thin end of the wedge?

Tomos Evans, PoLIS postgraduate research student, writes for the IPR blog

The Virgil Building official opening video

Students, staff and local contacts give their views on the benefits of our new city centre hub

Testing the aerodynamics of drone wings

Hemant Chudasama's final-year project investigates methods to improve wing's lift characteristics

Bath graduate wins New York University thesis prize

Alastair Doggett, who graduated from Bath in 2013, received the Math Master's Thesis Prize 2017 for his work on probability theory with Professor Paul Bourgade.

Training for invigilators: Wed 10 May

This course is designed for all those involved in invigilating University of Bath examinations, regardless of experience.

France has not escaped Marine Le Pen just yet: CNN

Aurélien Mondon, senior lecturer in French and comparative politics, writes for CNN about the French elections.

Four-gold Guy brings fitting end to British Swimming Champs

Double Olympic medallist Guy, who moved his training base to the National Centre Bath in January, brought the curtain down on a successful 2017 British Swimming Championships by winning his fourth gold and an eighth title of the week for University of Bath-based swimmers.

Gregory Maio inaugural: The science of human values: Thu

In his inaugural lecture, Professor Gregory Maio (Psychology) will highlight evidence that there are strong similarities in values between cultures, despite widespread belief that values differ between cultures.

Tiny ‘cages’ to keep vaccine supplies safe

Vaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica ‘cages’, a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to remote or dangerous places much easier, cheaper and safer.

Why Brexit will bring a boom in lobbying

An article co-authored by Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong (School of Management) has been published on The Conversation.

'Ageing healthily' lecture on Sulis Minerva Day: 11 May

Dame Linda Partridge of Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing will be speaking at our Sulis Minerva Day

James Purnell, BBC in conversation with Prof Nick Pearce: 21 Jun

A discussion, organised by the IPR, on the BBC's new mandate is 'to act in the public interest, serving all audiences with impartial, high-quality and distinctive media content and services that inform, educate and entertain'.

Fantastic finish sees Team Bath Netball tame Dragons

Team Bath Netball produced a storming final quarter to finally tame a determined Celtic Dragons outfit and get back to winning ways in the Vitality Netball Superleague.